Friday, June 5, 2009

One Afternoon.....(use it#13)

Okay, I am sure many of you are like me, being way behind on scrapbooking. I have been spending so much time making cards (for the instant gratification it brings) that I forget about the boxes of photos waiting for me. First I have to sort, label, file, then scrap. Daunting task that I am not really up to.

The Use It! #12 challenge was a tough one- lots of things I don't typically use, but I decided to start using these blogs to catch up on scrapping. Well, I worked on this one last night for the #12, but didn't finish and now it is closed. I saw challenge#13 and realized that a few tweaks here and there would qualify this, so my final output is this single layout of my girls and I on sunny afternoon in the fall. Yes, I finally made it into a photo shot! Hubby is more alert to including me in the photos!

Each year we take a fall hike, enjoy the leaves changing color and doing lots of laughing! It really is a special time for us, one that keeps us connected, since they are really starting to spread their wings this year. Many friday nights have seen hubby and I going 2 different places doing drop offs or pick ups with the kids and not having our "friday family night." As I look back on this shot, I remember the hills, sliding down on our tushies because of the leaves, finding deer tracks, the smell of wet decay, the dam, skipping rocks in the water, finding ticks on us afterwards....all in a days play! Hubby tries to find that balance of not getting too girly and keeping us from getting to "tomboyish"- we are definitely HIS GIRLS!

supplies: CTMH choc and goldrush c/s. Misc chipboard letters- inked in honey and stamped with intrinsic background stamp, we are memory keepers paper.

#13 challenge: scraps- We are memory keepers paper from card projects, goldrush large scrap; bling- flowers and flourish rhinestones; die cut- used my cricut to cut out the 6" bracket; optional- use 4 patterened pieces of paper- stripes, flowers, distressed gold strip, 2 cardstock pieces. I think I managed to get this challenge right! Sketch #23 from Inspired Blueprints was used for the basis of this layout.

As I row my boat out today to finish my errands......yes, they are calling for up to 4" of rain today here in Pennsy and we are in a floodwatch. Enjoy the beginnings of a wonderful weekend (DH is coming home today from being on a business trip since Sunday...!)
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5 comments:

rae said...

Gorgeous layout Kelly, and what a sweet photo of you and your girls! Fabulous take on this week's Use It! challenge, thank you for playing along!! Have a wonderful weekend :)
hugs & ♥~
rae

moralia said...

Beautiful layout!! I love the pic of you & your girls! Thanks so much for trying out my challenges!! :)

Carolyn Wolff said...

Way to go! Love the cork letters. You did a terrific job!

Joanne said...

Well done! I love all your little details and the photo is gorgeous!

Jenn C. said...

I love the colors on this page! Great job!